ERIC Number: ED248298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Central American Refugees: Regional Conditions and Prospects and Potential Impact on the United States. Report to the Congress of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Civil strife and deteriorating economic conditions in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala have caused hundreds of thousands of refugees to seek asylum and assistance in other Central American countries, Mexico, and the United States. While international organizations and some asylum country governments provide the basic needs of refugees who seek assistance, most refugees remain outside assistance programs. This report discusses the policies of and extent of assistance given to Central American refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other international organizations, refugees' living conditions and prospects in asylum countries, and U.S. and asylum government policies toward refugees. It also examines (1) the link between assistance and asylum opportunities available to refugees in the region and the possible future migration of refugees to the United States, and (2) the potential impact of such migration. (Author)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Federal Aid, Government Role, International Organizations, International Programs, Latin Americans, Migrants, Refugees, Relocation, Social Agencies, Social Services, Socioeconomic Influences
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (1-5 copies free of charge; additional copies $3.25 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Central America; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; United States